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  1. Heat the olive oil in a large heavy based pan and brown the cubed meat in batches.
  2. Then add the shallots, cooking gently to turn golden and caramelise.
  3. Now add the garllic, vinegar, spices and tomatoes. Season well.
  4. Stir in a 200ml glass of water.
  5. Cover tightly and simmer for 1½ -2 hours or until the meat is tender and the sauce richly thickened.


Source: Cyprus Tourism Organisation


  • Serves 6-8
  • 100 ml olive oil
  • 1.5 kg lean beef, cubed
  • 1.5 kg shallots, peeled
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 5 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 3 pieces cinnamon bark
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp whole cloves
  • 1½ tsp aniseed or fennel seeds or 2 whole star anise
  • 3 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • salt and pepper

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